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CompizFusion: ***Updated guide for Ubuntu 7.04***

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FOSSwire: This guide is about as “official” as a 3rd party how-to can get. Amaranth is the Compiz Developer and Maintainer for Ubuntu.

Grandmom’s guide to Linux/Ubuntu: Iso and DAA and Duh, oh my

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bloggernews.net: When last we left our intrepid grandmother, she was watching NBC nightly news via MIRO (aka democracy player). So what is next?

Microsoft loses key U.S. OpenXML vote

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InfoWorld: Microsoft has lost a key vote in its quest to develop an alternative to the Open Document Format standard, backed by the open-source community.

Also: U.S. org set to vote against Open XML's approval in ISO... this time

Rescued by Linux

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richardfcrawley: One of the nice things about Linux is one thing that Microsoft Windows can never be — a tool to rescue an old or ailing computer. After Linux began to be offered on live CD, I started using them to rescue ailing systems. People would ask me to rescue their computers running Windows.

NVIDIA Releases New 3D Software for Linux

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Linux Electrons: Rendering is the cornerstone of 3D creativity and the most performance-driven task in the production pipeline. NVIDIA Corporation has taken a major step forward demonstrating its next-generation, near-real-time, high-quality rendering product with performance improvements capable of re-lighting 60 frames of a complex scene in 60 seconds.

Asian Linux 2.0 Review

"AsianLinux is one of the complete Linux Distributions developed in India. It has a lot of additional Entertainment & Development tools as compared with other Linux Distributions. It consists of Mozilla Firefox Browser with Flash Plugins & Java Runtime which makes it fully compatible for Internet Applications"

Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, "Cassini" -- A few thoughts

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I can recall when a new impending release from Mandrake/Mandriva was great cause for excitement. In the last few years, Mandriva has been on the decline. Could the upcoming 2008 release start to turn things around?

Today's Extras

  • Open source sys man vendors challenge status quo

  • Firms struggle with open source licences
  • The 7th Thailand Open Source Software Festival In Bangkok
  • Linux Geeks Dust Nerds In Golden Penguin Trivia Bowl
  • Motorola ups its Linux commitment
  • Will Google Be Destroyed By Open Source Search Engines?
  • Google caught eating thier own
  • Linux Mint 3.0 and the Single Dell
  • Nouveau Companion 25
  • filter what to backup with rsync
  • Easy plugin management for Firefox 3

Google Hack For Finding ISO Files On Servers

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penguinway: They had a neat Google search tip on episode 182 of DL.TV. It allows you to search for file extensions in directories.

Command line progress bar - a progress bar for dd

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FOSSwire: If you’re using dd for making backups or shifting around data of an considerable size, a lack of progress bar can be annoying and leave you having to employ annoying hacks to try and get status on your data transfer.

Vim Tip of the Week - Word Find?

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ubuntu tutorials: Vim is the greatest editor of all time. Let me tell you! Every week when I go to put together a new tip there is just so much to offer. I can keep this going for years!

People of openSUSE: Francis Giannaros

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opensuse news: Here is another ‘People of openSUSE’ interview: this time you can read Francis Giannaros’ answers! He does things like writing and editing articles on the wiki, bug reports, IRC and mailing list discussions still, and launching openSUSE-Community.org.

A look at the Mozilla-based One Laptop per Child web browser

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Moz/FF

mozilla links: The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is in the final steps to finally ship the first laptops to poor children living in poor countries. The Gecko-based browser is as simple as it gets and then a little bit simpler.

Changes at MySQL draw fire from community

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LinuxWorld: MySQL AB has made it harder for developers to use the enterprise edition of its database software for free, sparking a debate about whether the company has strayed from its obligation to its open-source community.

Also: Another Reason Why MySQL Gets It

First Impressions: My Ubuntu-based Dell

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Ubuntu

MaximumPC: When Dell first announced its line of preinstalled Linux PCs a couple of months ago, Maximum PC was eager to check them out. But, fearing the tough criticism for which Max PC is widely known, Dell flatly refused to send us a system to check out.

OpenGL 3.0: Longs Peak in September

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/home/liquidat: OpenGL Architecture Review Board has officially announced OpenGL 3 for the next month. This release will be the expected “Longs Peak” release, while “Mount Evans” is now scheduled for 4-5 months after “Longs Peak”.

Novell wins; SCO loses

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groklaw: Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most: [T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

Linus explains why open source works

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linux.com: Linus Torvalds is often described as an open source champion, interested in licensing only insofar as it affects his ability to share code and improve software more quickly. However, his real position is more complicated -- and to some, perhaps surprising.

Linux: The 0.10 Release

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kernelTRAP: "BACK UP ANY IMPORTANT DATA," began the Linux 0.10 installation instructions. "Linux accesses your hardware directly, and if your hardware differs from mine, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Doublecheck that your hardware is compatible:

BitTorrent's closed protocol: fact or fiction?

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arstechnica: Last year, BitTorrent Inc. acquired the company that makes uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent clients available on the Windows platform. The next major version of the official BitTorrent client—which is currently in beta—is based on the closed-source uTorrent client rather than the open-source BitTorrent reference implementation.

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  • Smartphones with fingerprint scanners under screen to hit market this year
    The majority of fingerprint scanners can be found either on the back of a smartphone or on the front, embedded in the home button. But it looks like that status quo is soon about to change. According to a report from The Investor, CrucialTec, a manufacturer of fingerprint modules based in South Korea, will launch its on-screen fingerprint scanning solution that allows you to unlock your device by placing a finger on the screen sometime this year. This means that we can expect to see the first smartphones featuring the new fingerprint technology hit the market in 2017. Unfortunately, CrucialTec did not reveal an exact time frame or the smartphone manufacturers it is currently working with.
  • Kaspersky launches 'secure operating system' -- with no trace of Linux in it [Ed: You must be pretty desperate for headlines and attention when your marketing pitch is, "we're not Linux!"]
  • Windows Botnet Spreading Mirai Variant
    A Chinese-speaking attacker is spreading a Mirai variant from a repurposed Windows-based botnet. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published a report today, and said the code was written by an experienced developer who also built in the capability to spread the IoT malware to Linux machines under certain conditions.
  • Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Fixed in Ubuntu 16.10, 14.04 & 12.04
    We reported earlier that Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates that patch several flaws discovered recently by various developers. We've already told you about the issues that are affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, so check that article to see how you can update your systems is you're still using the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. But if you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which uses Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)'s Linux 4.8 kernel, then you need to read the following.
  • Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

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